19 September 2018 01:41 AM

Political relations

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The first political relations between the two countries began in line with the political and popular movement in Egypt after the First World War when the late Sheikh Hamad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah visited Cairo. The late Sheikh Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah also visited Cairo in 1953 and was received at the airport by Major General Muhammad Najib and Lieutenant Colonel Gamal Abdel Nasser.

In 1924, the Kuwaiti Literature Club read Egyptian newspapers, hosted its writers, discussed political life in Egypt and interacted extensively with the Egyptian political scene.

When Kuwait became independent in 1961, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser sent a cable to the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, in which he said: "On this bright day, the history of the Arab world witnessed a new dawn of the Kuwaiti independence and sovereignty. This glorious historic event is a great pleasure cherished by all Arabs. "

Egyptian experts in political sciences think that this cable defined the path of Egypt Kuwait strategic relations. Thus, Egypt objected at that time, the threats of x-president Abdel Kareem Qassim to annex Kuwait.

Abdel Nasser declared in a statement that unity necessitates popular will and common consent.

Egypt , as well, supported Kuwait when it requested the intervention of British forces and even participated in the Arab troops to defend Kuwait , which was highly appreciated.

 Politically, Kuwait was among the first Arab countries to support the political developments in Egypt in the wake of the June 30 revolution. It supported the Egyptian people's will and backed the Egyptian government in order to  bolster  democracy and pursue  the roadmap drawn up according to a time schedule that guarantees stability and security for Egypt.

The Egyptian-Kuwaiti Higher Joint Committee was established in 1998 in order to achieve the utmost cooperation in various fields of. The two countries enjoy many old and new cooperation protocols among their institutions, for example, military and media.

The two countries also witnessed reciprocal visits to support Arab issues and strengthen bilateral relations. Kuwait also contributed to the Gulf emergency aid package to Egypt following the overthrow of the MB.


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